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Mojorisin

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Anthony Scott is officailly the latest footscray player to be rewarded with a spot at all level following the successes of Gowers, Gardner and Hayes.
Hopefully we plan to play him forward of the ball and not as an extra HB as he was used today.
 

Barking Mad

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Didn’t even notice him playing 🤔🤔🤔
I didn’t mind the look of Kellett in the 2’s game though. Keen to follow him on the VFL this year. Cavarra also was handy in that game.
 

Northernsoul74

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Anthony Scott is officailly the latest footscray player to be rewarded with a spot at all level following the successes of Gowers, Gardner and Hayes.
Hopefully we plan to play him forward of the ball and not as an extra HB as he was used today.
Just screams again of picking a player because they play for Footscray. Feels like this was decided weeks/months ago as it can’t be due to today.
 

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footscray1973

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So, Bevo's new love child. Going on recent history, will eke out a 20-30 game career over 4-5 seasons, play 1 or 2 modestly passable games, BF posters will be in apoplexy calling for his omission. Welcome Anthony Scott, let's hope today isn't the peak of your AFL career. (Apologies if too negative, but past history with these picks is underwhelming. Hopefully he proves me wrong, plays 200 games, is part of a flag side, and kicks lots of goals.)
 

Northernsoul74

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Little bit of negativity on BF today. The practise match loss must've hit hard.
I’m just frustrated that the best our recruiters can come up with is another Footscray player out of the whole available pool. It’s no longer a coincidence with Gowers, Hayes and Gardner preceding. How many other clubs operate this way?
 

Boyd oh Boyd

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I’m just frustrated that the best our recruiters can come up with is another Footscray player out of the whole available pool. It’s no longer a coincidence with Gowers, Hayes and Gardner preceding. How many other clubs operate this way?
I get that, but didn't we know this for ages? We invited the NGA nobody bid on, the F/S nobody bid on, one of our VFL players and a small forward that hasn't actually played as a small forward before. It was always going to be a sh*t pick and we picked the lowest risk one. Odds are he'll never play a game, as would none of the others.
 

Northernsoul74

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I get that, but didn't we know this for ages? We invited the NGA nobody bid on, the F/S nobody bid on, one of our VFL players and a small forward that hasn't actually played as a small forward before. It was always going to be a sh*t pick and we picked the lowest risk one. Odds are he'll never play a game, as would none of the others.
Yep, I’m disappointed that’s the best the recruiting team came up with. 3 of the 4 players invited we knew like the back of our hand.
 

Woof

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It must be handy attracting top level talent to Footscray when we have a record of drafting someone each year. Bringing in talent to have around our young and developing players is a good thing, and also has the effect of attracting other experienced and developed players who know Footscray are perennial finalists who regularly have guys drafted by the dogs and others. I think it’s a canny plan.
 

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Pugz89

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I’m just frustrated that the best our recruiters can come up with is another Footscray player out of the whole available pool. It’s no longer a coincidence with Gowers, Hayes and Gardner preceding. How many other clubs operate this way?
Geelong have picked up a few from its VFL affiliate. Stewart, Atkins and I think at least one more all got promoted 'from within'.
 

ossie_21

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People were bemoaning us picking a kid called Bontempelli once too. Yes a 25yo VFL player is not the same, but my point is, how about keeping your powder dry until the guy has had a chance to prove himself.


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I understand this view, but a 180cm midfielder is about the last thing our list profile needed.
 

Hobdog

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I understand this view, but a 180cm midfielder is about the last thing our list profile needed.
Yeah definitely don’t dispute that Just like to see us give blokes who pull on the red, white and blue a chance to prove themselves before we write them off. You never know, an injury crisis might hit our 32 other 180cm blokes on the list and Scotty might shine! Cheers


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Golden_6

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i cant say im excited about this,
but i can understand that promoting and rewarding those within the club is good for culture
That’s fine, but the club should also then move those on who they’ve rewarded but just can’t crack the grade. Eg. Will Hayes
 

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